Thanksgiving Teacher Resources
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Turkey for Thanksgiving: ESL Lesson
Take your English learners through the process of preparing a turkey for Thanksgiving in this presentation. Complete with pictures and clear step-by-step explanations, the slides help to teach basic cooking vocabulary, such as checking the recipe, setting the table, and serving the turkey.
7th - Higher Ed English Language Development 3 Views 19 Downloads
Giving Thanks Placemats
Learners engage in a instructional activity that is concerned with the concept of Thanksgiving. They conduct research using a variety of resources and the information is used in order to create the context for brainstorming reasons to be thankful.
K - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
The First Thanksgiving
Learners complete internet research on the first Thanksgiving, the Mayflower, Pilgrims, Plymouth Colony and the Wampanoags. Using specified websites, they visit the ship of the Mayflower, and experience Mayflower interviews. Students write a diary as if they were a Pilgrim on the Mayflower.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 94 Downloads
Thanksgiving Acrostic Poems
Students watch streaming video, Holiday Facts and Fun: Thanksgiving, define and discuss acrostic poetry, complete circle map using words associated with Thanksgiving, and create acrostic Thanksgiving poems to be typed in Microsoft Word and combined into class booklet.
2nd - 4th Language Arts 6 Views 105 Downloads
Finally! Here are some new and fresh ideas, across the curicullum, that can be used around the Thanksgiving holiday. The lesson is divided up into two sections: Beyond Turkey - Activities for Younger Students and, Beyond Turkey - Activities for Older Students.
K - 12th Math 15 Views 95 Downloads
Make Mine Turkey
Young scholars compare foods available for the Pilgrim's Thanksgiving with contemporary Thanksgiving foods. After reading information about the first Thanksgiving, pupils create a menu and compute the cost of a turkey dinner, using grocery ads.
1st - 5th Language Arts 31 Views 192 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Wampanoag Indians: A Thanksgiving Lesson
Spark some lively conversation about American holiday traditions and debunk accepted notions about the first Thanksgiving at the same time. After reviewing the mainstream version of the Thanksgiving story with your class, offer some background information (provided) that incorporates the point of view of the Wampanoag nation.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History 11 Views 60 Downloads
A Turkey for Thanksgiving - Lesson #1
Students identify story elements in a book about Thanksgiving. In this reading comprehension lesson, students read the book A Turkey for Thanksgiving and identify the plot, setting and characters in the story. Students create a tally chart to show their favorite holidays as well.
2nd - 3rd Language Arts 3 Views 38 Downloads
The Pilgrims' First Thanksgiving
Young scholars explore holidays by participating in class singing activities. In this Thanksgiving history lesson, students discuss the importance of Thanksgiving Day and read several poems which discuss the history of Thanksgiving. Young scholars complete a turkey art construction project and identify the size of the Mayflower.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 75 Downloads
The First Thanksgiving
Young historians develop an understanding of historical events from different perspectives while practicing reading comprehension and creative writing. They access the Internet to explore information on the Mayflower, Pilgrims, and the first Thanksgiving.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 15 Views 429 Downloads
What Time Should Black Friday Sales Start?
Young bloggers respond to an article which describes the controversy of Black Friday starting on Thanksgiving night instead of the day after. Target employees were outraged that the store decided to open on Thanksgiving night, which meant that they had to work!
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 9 Downloads
Columbus Day/Thanksgiving Ships at Sea
Discover the meaning of Columbus Day and/or Thanksgiving by creating art from food. This activity focuses on making edible ships using easy to find food items. The class will investigate the journeys that were taken for either of these holidays and create "ships" to represent their findings.
K - 2nd Visual & Performing Arts 7 Views 28 Downloads